Moose River Plains Recreation Area

You can enjoy…
Winter Sports
Snowshoeing
Cross Country Skiing
Hiking
Paddling
Canoeing
Kayaking
Stand Up Paddle
Fishing
Fishing Spots
Bicycling
Mountain Biking
Boating & Marinas
DEC Boat Launches
Birding & Wildlife Viewing
Swimming
Picnicking
within Adirondack Park
Preferences:
Seasons:

Located at the heart of the Adirondacks, the Moose River Plains are home to wilderness canoe routes perfect for a backcountry canoe-camping trip. Home to the largest block of remote lands in the Adirondacks, the Plains are easy to access. Paddle down the Cedar River Flow and enjoy hiking trails and fishing from the shoreline. Primitive campsites with a pit privy, fireplace and picnic table are located along the river, and are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. The Moose River Plains Recreation Area offers a multitude of wilderness opportunities. A 25-mile dirt road bisects this extensive state-owned forest which contains sub-alpine mountain habitat, lowland boreal and hardwood forests, open plains and wetlands. Birders will want to look for boreal species along the main road or on one of the many side trails that lead to remote lakes and ponds--pick up a map at one of the entrance stations. Hike up to the Wakely Mountain firetower or explore nearby Cedar River Flow by canoe for even more birding opportunities. "The Plains" encompasses 50,000 acres and features more than 100 primitive tent sites, miles of trails and access to many waterways for paddling, hiking, biking, fishing, camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and so much more. Note that some seasonal roads are closed in the winter so please park in a safe roadside location to enjoy snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

  • What's Nearby
  • Find More

Search Nearby Recreation

Find more great recreation opportunities close by to this point. You may click on the point marker displayed on the map for more information and to continue exploring!

Show Nearby Recreation

Search Nearby Listings

Discover wonderful experiences around every turn nestled within the six million acre Park. Be sure to take in some local sites and have fun at hundreds of events and festivals throughout the year. Fill your belly and rest your head in one of many great Adirondack lodging and dining options.

Show Nearby Listings
DEC Lands, Trails and Points of Interest Disclaimer New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) distributes this geographic data with the understanding that geographic data, including land boundaries as represented, are approximate, and are intended for broad scale planning, inventory, mapping and analysis activities. No survey level accuracy is conveyed. No proof of land ownership is represented. NYS DEC makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. In order to improve data quality, the user is asked to document discovery of errors to the Division of Lands and Forests in writing. Lands data should be used for general information purposes and not to determine property boundaries. In many instances, the state lands and other data layers do not align precisely with the aerial photography. Certain trails and points of interest which may exist on the ground are not currently displayed in this mapper. These datasets are works in progress and will continually be improved.
Download Free Adirondack Travel Guides
Download Adirondack maps, fishing, scenic drives, hiking and paddling guides for FREE and plan a new Adirondack adventure!
Search form
All content, photography, programming © Adirondack Regional Tourism Council, 2002 - 2018P.O. Box 911, Lake Placid, NY 12946
© I LOVE NEW YORK LOGO IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK/SERVICE MARK OF THE NYS DEPT. OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; USED WITH PERMISSION.
The Adirondacks, New York - LonelyPlanet Best in the U.S. 2017